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... They've done an amazing job building a woman's shelter in India all with local materials and knowledge in the little Himalayan foothills. Back to Hania. It's fun driving in an ancient city. Alleys are narrow, cobblestone is slippery and drivers are, like everywhere, impatient and often idiotic. If you use a signal it's a sign you're from out of town. Headlights on the highway, foolishness. Double solid indicates someone will be passing in your ...
... Now we are going to another church that is even higher in the mountain, where a goat apparently found the spot. There was a water cave and it was decided to build a church there. British couple is tweaked because the drive is so very narrow and steep. Pantelis is so proud to show us, in a hidden corner, the bones of dead Germans from WWII. They were put there so the villagers would not suffer repercussions for the deaths. At this ...
... and delightful maze of alleys and side streets. The area is a mix of Byzantine, Greek, Venetian and Turkish architecture. Tomorrow is a sea day. So we are just going to be lazy. The only thing we have to do tomorrow is meet face to face with Israeli immigration officials. We have an appointment with them in the morning. Those officials came on board in Barcelona. The following day we will be in Israel. It will be Happy Hour ...
... to work for our views. The paths were challenging with lots of stairs and large rough rocks. We were glad that we rented walking sticks from our guide. It was great to have them and not have to carry them on our entire trip. They certainly helped with my balance on the boulders and across the rocks in the river. We certainly needed to concentrate nowhere we were walking especially as we crossed the river ...
... after they restored it between 1830 and 1840 but this version of it was built by the Venetians. Dinner was close by at Chrisostomos which specializes in baked meat. The place was packed and we were glad we had the hotel make a reservation for us.
There is a good days worth of walking around the old town which we did taking in the castle, the waterfront, the Mycenaean archeological dig and just absorbing the Greek feel of the town ...
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